MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A Miami Beach doctor who died approximately 2 weeks after receiving Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine died in a natural classification.
Staff from the office of the medical examiner said that Dr. Gregory Michael died from a condition that could lead to internal bleeding, and there was no medical certainty that the shot caused the malfunction.
Michael’s death in January has been investigated by the Florida Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Samples from the autopsy were sent to the CDC.
The investigative team concluded that the 56-year-old died from complications of immunodeficiency in thrombocytopenia, known as ITP.
A Facebook post by Michael̵7;s wife shortly after his death described him as “very healthy”.
His website states that he works privately in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Medical Center and was vaccinated at the hospital he is affiliated with on December 18.
According to his website, he is an avid contender and avid fisherman, and is also a certified scuba diver.
His wife said three days after receiving the shot, Michael noticed severely broken veins in his feet and hands and asked him to go to the emergency room.
There he was diagnosed. Immune thrombocytopeniaWhich prevents the blood from clotting
According to a post on his wife’s Facebook page, after two weeks of treatment, Michael suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke that took his life within minutes.
She said her husband was a supporter of the vaccine.
A spokesman from Mount Sinai, referring to the patient’s privacy restrictions, said in a statement at the time:
“To the extent that we are aware of patient-related incidents, appropriate agencies will be immediately contacted and seek full cooperation.”
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